Lab Made Synthetic Opioid Is Easily Available and Deadly U-47700, a new deadly synthetic opioid on the market, goes by “Pink” and is easily purchased and shipped online. The drug is eight times more potent than heroin and is connected to several deaths nationwide. At this time 80 deaths nationwide have been linked to the synthetic opioid. Four
Medical Marijuana Replaces Prescription Drugs A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Colombia showed that 80% of patients substituted prescription drugs with cannabis. With legalization, more and more people are discovering how cannabis can provide a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals. This is an especially good time for this research to be released with
An experimental drug derived from marijuana just passed another critical hurdle toward being approved to treat certain kinds of epilepsy. A phase 3 trial reported Monday found that the drug, Epidiolex, was more effective at reducing the number of seizures in patients with a type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. The drug reduced the number
Pharmacies in Germany can prescribe medical marijuana. As the German government prepares for to legalize cannabis for medical purposes about a year from now, Germany made a huge step forward. Doctors will soon be able to prescribe medical marijuana to relieve pain or symptoms for Paraplegics and MS patients. Berlin gave the go-ahead to relax
Those painkillers by the night stand may be killing more than the holiday hangover. Poisoning, especially by painkillers, is the leading cause of death in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. And in the past fifteen years, death rates from poisoning overall have more than doubled, according to
In 2013, 60% of overdose deaths in the United States were attributed to prescription painkillers. According to the Center for Disease Control, this totaled approximately 16,000 individuals nationwide that lost their lives to fatal interactions with legal pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical overdose conversation changes dramatically when medical marijuana is introduced. The RAND Corporation and the University
Synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as synthetic marijuana, are a new deadly drug that are soaring in popularity among high-school-aged students, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Also recognized by the name of “Spice” or “K2” synthetic marijuana first became obtainable in the U.S. in 2008. It was often marketed as an incense in
At a time of attention to the rising cost of prescription drugs, doctors who treat patients with AIDS and cancer are upset at the new cost to treat a condition that can be life-threatening. A drug that treats a common parasite that attacks people with weakened immune systems just increased in cost 5,000% to $750 per pill.